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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jefferson Airplane - High Flying Bird



Sorry the end is clipped but witness the power of grace.

2 comments:

grumpy said...

is this the same song that Richie Havens covered? sorry, the Airplane's version sounds like a disjointed mess to me...

Blue Heron said...

Well bless your pointed little head Grumpy... Disjointed? Methinks that that head is screwed on just a little too tight. I was going to reject your comment initially, then I thought that I was becoming too much of a comment nazi, and you know we liberals abhor censorship. So I post it, but only to remonstrate you for its idiocy. The Airplane were an incredibly well oiled psychedelic machine. Grace and Marty are having a vocal interplay fraught with passion and power. Jorma is crackling with his command and vibrato. Jump in the pool. You obviously need a dose.

The song was written by the little known Billie Ed Wheeler, popularized by Judy Henske, a version also performed by the Au go-go singers with vocals by a man named Steven Stills. But the airplane give it the majesty to fly.